Jun 09 2009
Danny Boyle is without a doubt the most diverse working director in Hollywood today. If you line up his movies like so: Slumdog Millionaire, Sunshine, Millions, 28 Days Later, The Beach and Trainspotting, you get a collection of works that are all great in their own genres, but have little or nothing to do with each other.
But now Boyle is thinking about staying in Mumbai after Slumdog Millionaire, and adapting the soon-to-be award winning box, “Maximum City,” into a film.
“It was only decided a couple of weeks ago, but I will be writing the script for Danny… Maximum City is a non-fiction work, so it will be a huge challenge to find the story in it. It is a wonderful book and I used it in my initial research for Slumdog. There are some great characters in the book, but no stories, so my job will be to get the fictional out of a non-fictional story.”
Ugh. Look, I liked Slumdog fine and dandy, but I want Boyle to move on to his next completely obscure project. I understand he won an Oscar with Slumdog and bonded with the locals in India, but he should take a break and do something else. Just buy the rights to this book and come back and do it later.
Plus, I’d much rather see a Sunshine or Trainspotting sequel first.
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